2020 Groiss Rose

Weinviertel, Austria

A soft and subtle Austrian rose with lots of charm and freshness



About the Wine

The Groiss Rose has pretty notes of red fruits, rose, and a touch of watermelon, with bright acidity and a dry finish. The juice spent seven hours macerating with the skins, and was then pressed, giving it a light pink colour and drawing off some delicate flavours from the skins. As most roses are best when young, it's best to drink the Groiss Rose now, with fish, poultry or cheese.

The Groiss Rose is a blend of Pinot Noir and Zweigelt, the latter being a cross between the grapes Saint Laurent and Blaufrankisch, which are grown predominantly in Austria.

About Groiss

Ingrid Groiss grew up in her grandmother's vineyard in the small village of Breitenwaida in the Weinviertel region north of Vienna.

After starting her professional life in marketing, Ingrid returned to her home town to pursue her love of wine from her home region. Whilst garnering valuable experience at well-known producers Domäne Wachau, Birgit Braunstein and Birgit Eichinger, Ingrid was assistant winemaker to her father for their family wines.

In 2010, she challenged her father to a blind taste-off of their individual wines to see who would lead the family label on. A changing of the guard occurred and the Ingrid's skills have propelled the label to a new standard of quality.

Winemaker Ingrid Groiss
Winemaker Ingrid Groiss
Weinviertel, Austria
Additional Info

From the Producer

Groiss Hasenhaide Rosé is from a vineyard whose name means “garden of the hares”. A blend of Pinot Noir and Zweigelt from soils of crushed rock with chalk. The bunches were selectively hand harvested over several passes. The grapes were given eight hours of skin contact before gentle pressing. Kept on the lees until bottling. Fermented and raised in stainless steel. Alcohol 12.5%; RS 1.9g/L; acidity 6.9g/L.

Everything about this wine is tender: the soft pink colour, the subtle nose of berries, the gentle lemon freshness. This is lovely, light and ever so fresh.

Blend : Pinot Noir, Zweigelt
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Ingrid in the vineyard
Ingrid in the vineyard
Weinviertel, Austria
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"A very attractive, light and crisp dry rosé with so much delicate cherry fruit and spot-on balance. So clean and subtle at the finish you’ve gotta go on! From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap." Stuart Pigott (


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